So, you hate your job. The mere thought of walking into (or logging on because COVID-19) makes you want to scream in your car, pull your hair out, and stress cry. First, I am sorry. We have all been there. This season in your life has a purpose. I know that is the last thing you want to hear but it is true. God has a plan. 

Most of us do not have the luxury of just walking out and never coming back, so here are 5 tips to keep in mind to make your job bearable, and no quitting is not one of them.


It is so easy to get wrapped up in how miserable we are and overlook what is actually making us unhappy. Is it your employer, the position, something else? Have you always hated your job or is it a product of recent? 


Once you have figured out exactly what is so terrible, negotiate with yourself or your bosses. Talk out your frustrations with yourself and your supervisor. Is it you’re overworked, underpaid, a coworker? It is up to you to speak up, no one can read minds. You cannot expect or ask for change without first having the tough conversation.

Change your mindset

One of my favorite people tells me this almost daily, Mindset is everything. If you are miserable, everything you see and do is only to make matters worse. Instead of focusing on just getting through a shift or workday, look at it as an opportunity to enhance your skills that you can apply to your next career moving forward.

Vent about it, a lot 

Call your parents, significant other, various family members, whoever will listen to you talk through all your complaints and frustrations. This step does not necessarily solve anything but it makes you feel better. Grab some ice cream and let it out. 

Do your best 

When you are miserable, it is easy to fall into the trap of minimal effort. I understand it is taking maximum effort to not have a full-on break down on the clock, but a good job done will make you feel better. Doing the best you can allows you to leave every day knowing you did the best you could. And hey, that is something. 

Hopefully, these five tips help make your situation tolerable or even slightly better. We have all been there. You are not alone. Give yourself some time and look for other jobs when you can. Trust the process but also know that you have control over your life.

Lucy Kate H